Ten Mother's Day Recipes Kids Can Make All By Themselves

Easy Mother's Day Breakfast Recipes, Dinner Recipes and Desserts

Why should mom cook on Mother's Day?

These Mother's Day recipes are easy enough for kids to make all by themselves. From fruit smoothies to yogurt parfaits to lemon bars, there's something here for everyone.

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  • 01 of 10
    Strawberry smoothie
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    If the kids can operate a blender, they can make these easy fruit smoothies. They taste great, they're super healthy, and they go with everything. Even better: No mess for mom to clean up later.

  • 02 of 10
    Blueberry muffin
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    These blueberry muffins are tender and light, and bursting with blueberries.  They are super easy to mix together and only require one bowl! Easy clean up and easy assembly! 


  • 03 of 10
    Coconut Scones
    Coconut Scones. Stephanie Gallagher

    These coconut scones are wonderfully buttery and flaky. The sweet-tart lemon glaze makes them taste like they came from a wonderful bakery.

  • 04 of 10
    Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
    Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole. Stephanie Gallagher

    This recipe gives kids a chance to chop (young ones will need supervision and help, of course), squeeze thawed frozen spinach dry, layer the ingredients in a baking dish, whisk the eggs and more. The crunchy cornflake topping on this casserole is always a hit with both kids and adults.

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  • 05 of 10
    French Toast Sticks
    French Toast Sticks. Stephanie Gallagher
    Everyone likes these French toast sticks. As with all French toast recipes, the trick is using day-old bread. It soaks up the custard better than fresh bread. For variety, try using a cinnamon raisin bread or whole wheat bread for this recipe.
  • 06 of 10
    Breakfast Casserole Recipe
    Breakfast Casserole Recipe. Stephanie Gallagher

    This layered breakfast casserole recipe is easy enough for kids to make (with a little help from a parent), yet still, enough for them to do to make them feel like they're really cooking. And the best part is you can have the leftovers for dinner!


  • 07 of 10
    Pudding Fruit Salad
    Fruit Salad with Pudding. Stephanie Gallagher
    A sweet and creamy vanilla pudding tops this fresh fruit salad that is as easy to make as it is delicious to eat. Feel free to use whatever fruits you like or whatever is in season for this recipe. I tend to avoid fruits like apples that brown easily, but berries (any kind), oranges, pineapple and grapes all work well.
  • 08 of 10
    Pea Salad with Bacon
    Pea Salad with Bacon. Stephanie Gallagher

    Even people who don't like peas will enjoy this fresh pea salad. The crunchy peanuts and salty bacon make this a kid-pleasing salad that's as easy to make as it is enjoyable to eat.

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  • 09 of 10
    Watergate Salad, Flickr CC 2.0

    This cool and creamy pistachio pudding recipe works as either a side dish or a dessert. Either way, Watergate salad is delicious and this is definitely one of those Mother's Day recipes that's easy enough for the kids to make all by themselves.


  • 10 of 10
    Ice Cream Cone Cannoli
    Ice Cream Cone Cannoli. Stephanie Gallagher

    Sugar cones make this no-bake dessert a snap for kids to make. Try garnishing with mini chocolate chips instead of pistachios.

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